2018 was just not a normal year. Normally I start the year with a short race on New Year's Day -- I've been doing this race for seven years! Depending what time you're reading this, I'm either hanging out before the race, racing, or have just finished racing. The race was canceled in 2018 due … Continue reading 18 in 2018
Goals: Met & Looking into 2019
When it comes to running goals, I had four main goals for 2018: Stay injury free Run the 1812 Challenge PR a 5k Add 2 new states So how'd that work for me? Let's see! Stay injury free Despite ending the year with some piriformis/hamstring pain, I'd say I rocked this. The only time I … Continue reading Goals: Met & Looking into 2019
Last Run Albany Race Recap 12/8/18
No snowy selfies this year, and that's a good thing! OTOH, while I was with a group, I raced alone . . . so no friendly chatting during the race. Ah, but was it a good race? Packet Pickup This year Darlene @ Myfirst5k offered to pick up bibs. In the end, she picked up … Continue reading Last Run Albany Race Recap 12/8/18
Have I let myself go? + a Giveaway
Have you? I have a dirty secret. In fact, I have several sheet pans that I've had forever and not bothered to clean, so I just slap some foil over them and then throw out said foil when I'm done. Am I just lazy? Have I stopped taking care of my things? I know today's … Continue reading Have I let myself go? + a Giveaway
November 2018: Did I pass?
When it comes to racing, 2018 was just an odd year. Some highs, some lows, and a lot of races that just didn't happen (but luckily weren't registered for so I lost nothing). Getting in scheduled runs Essentially there were no scheduled runs. No big goal races. Not as much racing as I usually do … Continue reading November 2018: Did I pass?
Why I’m grateful for running
There are so many benefits to running, but this Thanksgiving I'm grateful that running gets me out there in nature. I won't run through everything, but I have run in some pretty hot conditions, in a Nor'easter, into the single digits, into wind that almost blew me into Lake Champlain, occasionally in snow storms -- … Continue reading Why I’m grateful for running
Cape Cod Half Marathon Race Recap 10/27/18
I had already run a half in MA. The Cape Cod Half Marathon was included in the price of the AMR Retreat. I mean, I'd already paid for it. There was no shorter race. I always thought I'd do a half on Cape Cod, having spent so much time on it over the years. What … Continue reading Cape Cod Half Marathon Race Recap 10/27/18
October 2018: Did I pass?
October was a lot less busy than September, and after a couple of months of travel -- mostly fun stuff -- I was ready for a slower pace. If you follow me on Instagram here, you know that I did run a half marathon on Cape Cod this weekend. In a Nor'easter. I was … Continue reading October 2018: Did I pass?
Couch to Active: Book Review + Giveaway
There's a good chance that you're intimately acquainted with Couch to 5k if you read my blog. You're probably already pretty active. But do you struggle with your motivation? Is it still hard to get out the door -- to run, to get to the gym, or even simply get out on your lunch hour … Continue reading Couch to Active: Book Review + Giveaway
Great Pumpkin 10k Race Recap 10/13/18
This year I got to ride with friends so there was no mad dash to make it to the starting line like last year (read about it here). We had a fairly large group, with most doing the 5k, but this year there were a couple of friends doing the 10k, too. It's always fun … Continue reading Great Pumpkin 10k Race Recap 10/13/18